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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2010
  • pp: 114–125

High resolution image acquisition from magnetic resonance and computed tomography scans using the curvelet fusion algorithm with inverse interpolation techniques

Fatma E. Ali, Ibrahim M. El-Dokany, Abdelfattah A. Saad, Waleed Al-Nuaimy, and Fathi E. Abd El-Samie  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 1, pp. 114-125 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.49.000114


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Abstract

We present a new approach, based on the curvelet transform, for the fusion of magnetic resonance and computed tomography images. The objective of this fusion process is to obtain images, with as much detail as possible, for medical diagnosis. This approach is based on the application of the additive wavelet transform on both images and the segmentation of their detail planes into small overlapping tiles. The ridgelet transform is then applied on each of these tiles, and the fusion process is performed on the ridgelet transforms of the tiles. To maximize the benefit of the fused images, inverse interpolation techniques are used to obtain high resolution images from the low resolution fused images. Three inverse interpolation techniques are presented and compared. Simulation results show the superiority of the proposed curvelet fusion approach to the traditional discrete wavelet transform fusion technique. Results also reveal that inverse interpolation techniques have succeeded in obtaining high resolution images from the fused images with better quality than that of the traditional cubic spline interpolation technique.

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OCIS Codes
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems

ToC Category:
Image Processing

History
Original Manuscript: July 7, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 12, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 10, 2009
Published: December 24, 2009

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Vol. 5, Iss. 2 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Fatma E. Ali, Ibrahim M. El-Dokany, Abdelfattah A. Saad, Waleed Al-Nuaimy, and Fathi E. Abd El-Samie, "High resolution image acquisition from magnetic resonance and computed tomography scans using the curvelet fusion algorithm with inverse interpolation techniques," Appl. Opt. 49, 114-125 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-49-1-114

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